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  1. Rat Behavior
    I have two boys, Lorenzo and Ludwig. I posted previously about Ludwig not wanting to move from the front of the cage and a few people told me to let them sort it out, including the breeder (a friend of mine). I let them be for another 2 weeks, but they started having scuffles more frequently...
  2. Rat Behavior
    Hi, we are introducing our 1.5yr old Mac to our group of three rats (9months to 1year old) (all male) after his cage mate died. We have been using the carrier method and the first stage seemed to go well as this morning they were all snuggled up together after some aggression from Ted (one of...
  3. Rat Behavior
    Hi all, We're introducing a ~1.5yr old rat (Mac) to our group of three rats who are 9months-1yr old using the carrier method (all four boys are un-neutered). One of the original group behaved (Ted) aggressively towards Mac, fronting on him and getting into small scuffles but overnight they...
  4. Rat Behavior
    so, just a couple days ago I got two 8 month old male rats from someone who needed to rehome them due to an allergy. she said they’re brothers and that they’re super friendly and cuddly. however, they seem to be behaving in a way that none of my googling has put my mind at ease about, and i hope...
  5. Rat Behavior
    One of my rats (Jasper) just died Friday, and I am wondering what to do with his brother Cookie Dough. For some background, Cookie is in perfect health and around 1.5 years old, and has some aggression issues to humans, though he is fine with other rats. I don’t know when or even if I should get...
  6. Rat Behavior
    Hi all, We have three rats who live together in a large enclosure (one of them is slightly older and was bonded to the other two who are brothers), they are very happy in the cage and will play around together, groom each other, sleep in a rat pile, all good stuff. We wanted to start...
  7. Rat Behavior
    My rat (bingo) was making some weird clicking noise earlier, and I'm not sure why. He's stopped now but I'm still worried if its normal or not. I would send a video but I'm not sure how.
  8. General Rat Topics
    hello! this is my first time on this website. i got it to ask you all a question about my rats (obviously. i recently got two female dumbo rats that are each about 6 weeks old. i have one (scar) that is blue grey and is calm, yet likes exploring. the other one (cookie) , however, is white with...
  9. Rat Behavior
    I rescued two 6 month PEW boys this past Sunday, Herbert and Edgar, And they keep Biting. Each time I've offered my fingers for them to smell, they attempt to bite at me and have gotten me twice both drawing blood. They've accepted food, but have been extremely skittish and are mostly hiding in...
  10. Rat Behavior
    Hello, A few months ago I got 2 male rats ( Poe and Lychee) from a breeder. Everything has been great with the two boys and they are friendly and are still scared of me but have been warming up and starting to let me pet them and they’ll run onto me now. I thought things were going really well...
  11. Rat Behavior
    So I just got a new baby yesterday. He's a standard rat, 1 month old. I've had rats before but this just makes my heart swell and I'm pretty in love with this behavior if it's normal lol. So Echo is ALWAYS kissing. Like kicking my hands cheeks fingers. Not only me but my fiance and anyone else...
  12. Rat Behavior
    Hi all, We have a male rat ~ 3months old, we let him out his cage regularly for a couple of hours daily and try to handle him in this time. In general he doesnt like being handled e.g. will get suspicious of strokes and generally wriggle backwards from hands but i think we're making small...
  13. Rat Health
    My daughters rat has a cut/scratch of some sort on her tail and seems to be a little less active than usual. No other marks or issues other than not being as active.
  14. Rat Behavior
    Hi all, I have an aggression issue with two female rats! I adopted these two 6-month-old sisters from a local lady needing to rehome (time constraints mostly). They came from a group with 3 other older females and was told they are the result of a friends oops litter (the lady seemed legit). A...
  15. Rat Behavior
    Sorry if this is a dumb question but how do you encourage your new rats to like you? Or even notice you. I got rats because they're supposed to be smart and curious and affectionate, but so far I feel like I've got a couple of apathetic hamsters lol. I've had them only a few days, so they...
  16. Rat Behavior
    I have 3 rats. Two are adult siblings (neutered male and female), and one senior female. My senior, Socks, has never been aggressive and neither have the other two. Socks has bitten me twice and tried biting me through the cage recently. Sometimes when offering a treat, she would miss and latch...
  17. Rat Behavior
    I know this is a bit long but please please please read it, I'm really shaken up and shaking! So just a couple of minutes ago I was hanging out with the rats so that they were in the cage and I was just there and I was feeding them mushed banana from my hand.. and they loved it.. a lot.. too...
  18. Rat Behavior
    Hi :) I recently got my first rats - 4 females that are about 8 weeks old. One of the babies is smaller and more timid than the others. I've been following all the trust training advice, using treats, familiarisation etc but it seems as though I make progress with her and then the next day it...
  19. Rat Behavior
    I've noticed this when I take my rats out for playtime. They'll be bouncing around, clearly happy and playful and then I'll scoop them up and they sort of flail or wiggle around in my hand. It's not like they are trying to get away from me or that they are uncomfortable. I've researched a bit...
  20. Rat Behavior
    Hello! This is my first post, and it's quite a broad topic. I'm not a first-time rat owner, and I'm experienced with skittish and occasionally nippy rescues for that matter, But I feel like I've found myself in a relatively odd position with my new pair. Recently I took home a pair of PEW...
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